Nursing Assessment: Deficient knowledge
Luigi has knowledge deficit about the condition and self-care typified by lack of attention to control blood glucose levels, poor diet and lack of general knowledge about the condition. The planning outcome is to increase knowledge about the health problem and associated treatment.
The Nurse will assess Luigi’s understanding of the cause of chronic kidney failure, what this means, its consequences and related treatment. Luigi may have no prior experience with the cause, consequences, and treatment of renal failure. The nurse will clearly explain the renal function, corollaries of kidney failure using appropriate means of communications that the patient understands best. The nurse will also provide written and oral information about dietary and fluid restrictions, reportable problems, medications, treatment options, community resources to access, symptoms and signs. Psycho-education entails a package of educational elections and information associated with a disease process, together with its treatment, focused on improving patient awareness, understanding and disease management.